Five-Score Comic Monthly #9

Published
January 1959
Page count
100
Cover price
2/- [0-2-0 AUP]
Colour
Black & white
Size
Standard size
Interior paper
Newsprint
Cover stock
Glossy colour
Binding
Saddle-stitched
Format
Comic series
Branding
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
 
Colour Comics Pty Ltd
GCD
www.comics.org/issue/868656

Credits

Editing
, editor

Issue contents Hide all

Show/hide Cover Mystery of the Moon Sniper! Cover, 1 page

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Gil Kane, original penciller
 
, penciller (Australian reworking)
 
Jack Adler, original inker
 
, inker (Australian reworking)
Colours
, colourist
Text
, letterer
Editing
, original Editor

Reprint history

Based on
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #46 (September 1958)
Mystery of the Moon Sniper!

Notes

This cover is closely based on Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #46 (September 1958), but has been traced or significantly redrawn. Note a foot pedal has been added to the gun and Australia given focus on the Earth.

Show/hide 1. Mystery of the Moon Sniper Comic story, 11 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Gardner Fox, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Julius Schwartz, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Mystery in Space (DC, 1951 series) #46 (September 1958)
Mystery of the Moon Sniper!
Show/hide 2. The 100 Lives of Napoleon Burke Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Fantasy-Supernatural

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Mort Meskin, penciller
 
George Roussos, inker
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #78 (September 1958)
The 100 Lives of Napoleon Burke
Show/hide 3. Jungle Boy of Jupiter Comic story, 8 pages
Show/hide 4. The Amazing Ray of Knowledge Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Joe Millard, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #92 (May 1958)
The Amazing Ray of Knowledge!
Show/hide 5. The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad (Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen) Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Feature
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen
Genre
Superhero

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
Curt Swan, penciller
 
Ray Burnley, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
Superman's Pal, Jimmy Olsen (DC, 1954 series) #31 (September 1958)
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
Also printed
United States
80 Page Giant Magazine (DC, 1964 series) #2 (September 1964)
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
 
Australia
Giant Jimmy Olsen Album (Colour Comics, 1966 series) #2 ([September 1967?])
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad
 
United States
Superman: The Amazing Transformations of Jimmy Olsen (DC, 2007 series) ([July] 2007)
The E-L-A-S-T-I-C Lad

Synopsis

When Jimmy accidentally exposes himself to a green substance from space, his entire body becomes like rubber. Hiding out as Elastic Lad in a freak show, Jimmy falls in with criminals who use his abilities to carry out their plots, but Jimmy turns the tables on them before his elastic abilities fade.

Notes

Reprints the first Elastic Lad story.

Show/hide 6. The Artificial Twin Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Jack Kirby , scripter
Art
Jack Kirby, line art
Text
Pat Gordon , letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #76 (July 1958)
The Artificial Twin!
Also printed
United States
The Jack Kirby Omnibus (DC, 2011 series) #1 (July 2011)
The Artificial Twin
Show/hide 7. The Fishermen of Space Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Joe Millard, scripter
Art
Carmine Infantino, penciller
 
Bernard Sachs, inker
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #94 (July 1958)
The Fishermen of Space
Also printed
United States
DC Special (DC, 1968 series) #13 (July-August 1971)
The Fishermen of Space!
 
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #79 ([February 1973?])
The Fishermen of Space!
Show/hide 8. 100 Pages - The Sign of Top Value in Comics Promo (ad from the publisher), 1 page

"100 Pages. The Sign of Top Value in Comics. Look for the "100 page" strip on the cover of the comic you choose. It's your guarantee of the most for the least."

Details

Printed
1959? to 1959
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100 Pages - The Sign of Top Value in Comics

Notes

The issues featured in this advertisement are all from the second quarter of 1958, although the add ran in early 1959.

Show/hide 9. The Human Target Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Detective-mystery

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #26 (May 1954)
The Human Target
Also printed
Australia
All Star Adventure Comic (Colour Comics, 1960 series) #36 ([December 1965?])
The Human Target
Show/hide 10. I was the Last Martian Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Jim Mooney, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #20 (March-April 1958)
I Was the Last Martian!
Also printed
United States
DC 100-Page Super Spectacular (DC, 1971 series) #4 (1971) —Weird Mystery Tales
I Was the Last Martian!
 
Australia
Weird Mystery Tales (Colour Comics, 1972 series) #2 ([July 1972?])
I Was the Last Martian
Show/hide 11. The Prisoners of the Space Camera Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Lou Cameron, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]

Reprint history

First print
United States
Tales of the Unexpected (DC, 1956 series) #29 (September 1958)
The Prisoners of the Space Camera
Show/hide 12. The Lady in Black Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Horror-suspense

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Nick Cardy, line art [signed]
Text
Pat Gordon, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Jack Schiff, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
House of Mystery (DC, 1951 series) #78 (September 1958)
The Lady In Black

Synopsis

The Lady in Black seems to be present after disaster, but it's just a combination of amnesia and coincidence.

Show/hide 13. The Boy who Saved the Solar System Comic story, 6 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
Otto Binder, scripter
Art
John Giunta, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original editor [credited]
 
Julius Schwartz, original editor [attributed] (actual)

Reprint history

First print
United States
Strange Adventures (DC, 1950 series) #95 (August 1958)
The Boy Who Saved The Solar System
Show/hide 14. I Was a Captive in a Space Prison Comic story, 8 pages

Featuring

Genre
Science fiction

Credits

Writing
, scripter
Art
Ruben Moreira, line art
Text
, letterer
Editing
Whitney Ellsworth, original Editor
 
Jack Schiff, original Associate Editor
 
Murray Boltinoff, original Associate Editor
 
George Kashdan, original Associate Editor

Reprint history

First print
United States
My Greatest Adventure (DC, 1955 series) #23 (September 1958)
I Was a Captive in a Space Prison
Show/hide 15. The Phantom's Skull Ring [Beautifully plated with gold] (The Phantom) Advertisement, 1 page

"Phantom Stick-Pin with Luminous Eyes… Rubber Skill Ring… Golden Stick-Pin… The Phantom's Ring in Silver-Like Metal… Send this coupon now! To The Phantom, 149 Castlereagh St., Sydney…"

Details

Printed
1959? to 1960
Genre
Adventure
More...
The Phantom's Skull Ring [Beautifully plated with gold]

Notes

149 Castlereagh Street was the address used by Tricho Publications, an indicia publisher in some comics from Frew, the Australian Phantom publishers. It was also the address of several publishers associated with Ayers & James/Magazine Management.


Status

This issue includes help from

  • Mark Muller

AusReprints ID

  • 2827

Entry created

  • 01/11/2005

Cover added

  • 29/08/2016

Index completed

  • 10/08/2021

Last updated

  • 10/08/2021